SPAM® is an oft-maligned meat product in a can that you either love or hate! If you're not vegan with a gluten allergy who runs marathons but doesn't own a TV, this little appetizer will surely please!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Sauce:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Process garlic, paprika, and salt in a food processor until smooth. Add mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, and ketchup; process until sauce is well-combined. Transfer sauce to a bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled.

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rinse luncheon meat 'fries' with cool water and pat dry.

  • Working in batches, cook 'fries' in preheated oil until browned and crispy on the outside and still moist on the inside, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Transfer 'fries' to a plate and serve with chilled dipping sauce.

Cook's Notes:

You can use a mortar and pestle to make the sauce to give it more of a 'bite'.

For a spicier dipping sauce add cayenne or additional sriracha to taste or use jalapeno/habanero ketchup.

Nutrition Facts

562 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 4.3g; fat 56g; cholesterol 69.9mg; sodium 1420.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2016
These are perfect for when you couldn't care less about your diet. The sauce is delicious goes well with celery and carrots too. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2016
Delicious! I made it to drizzle over zucchini cakes. The consistency is such that it would make a great salad dressing. As is though there wasn't enough heat so I added about 3 more tablespoons of sriracha. We like it really hot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2014
Deliciously salty and the kids loved them! The key is making sure they are crisp all around! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2015
OK so this isn't exactly the healthiest meal in the world but we both loved it. I used one can of Cheese Spam and one can of Jalapeno Spam and while they were both awesome the jalapeno was better. For the sauce I went heavy on the garlic and the Sriracha and I discovered too late that I was out of paprika so I used cumin instead to still add a smoky flavor and it was great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2016
These are perfect for when you couldn't care less about your diet. The sauce is delicious goes well with celery and carrots too. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2018
Easy and delicious. OK not the healthiest side but very easy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2015
I was sort of afraid of this... But intrigued enough to try it. It was actually pretty good. Just serve with a salad or something as it does get heavy. I will make this again for sure. (My boyfriend would have given this a 5.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2016
Good Golly Miss Molly....HEAVEN! This didn't take but a few minutes and the fires were all gone. I tripled the Sriracha to our liking and I even was adding more;-) everyone that was here was a total fan. Will make again!!!!! Not enough stars on the rating to tell y'all how we really felt about this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2018
Recipe as is except we used firm tofu - dredged in organic spelt flour then gently air dried under muslin... used ground pinenuts and organic applesauce as dip... really wowed our quilting group as our main course. Dogs didn't care for though... will make again for some off-grid meetings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2018
Ok a Novelty Dish but I made it. I would NOT overcook this. We dropped this at the Bar for 6 Minutes. Next time will cut to 4. We will do this again. Perhaps use a flavored SPAM for more zing. Made the dipping sauce exactly as recipe calls for. I think next time I will use more Sriracha and maybe some cayenne. Just lookin for more heat. I was delighted to see the Spam Fries when we pulled them from the fryer. Did not fall apart. Looked just like French Fries. Lookin forward to next time. Thanks for post! Read More
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